Robert Lee Jackson III

Born: Tue., Jul. 1, 1947
Died: Mon., Jan. 14, 2008

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Robert Lee Jackson, III, age 60, of Eatonton, Georgia, died Monday, January 14, 2008 at his residence surrounded by his loving family after a courageous battle with Lymphoma. He was born in Decatur, GA on July 1, 1947 and was the son of Col. Robert Lee Jackson, Jr. of Greensboro, GA and the late Jimmie Rachel Smith Jackson of Commerce. During his father''s military career, the family traveled extensively and lived abroad including Japan and Germany. He attended the University of Georgia and later began a career in commercial lighting in Atlanta. He founded and operated Lighting Sales & Design and had lived in Eatonton for the last twelve years. Aside from his tireless dedication to his family, he had a lifelong love for the outdoors, hunting and fishing as well as University of Georgia Athletics.

In addition to his wife, Sharon Yeates Jackson, of Eatonton, GA, he is survived by a son, Robert Lee Jackson, IV of Snellville, GA; and two daughters, Kimberly Jackson Clarke and husband Peter Clarke of Roswell, GA and Virginia Jackson Butts and husband Christopher Butts of Athens, GA; five grandchildren, Mary Scott Butts, Margaret Smith Butts, Charles Jackson Butts, Campbell Hope Clarke and Jackson Warner Clarke; and a number of other relatives and friends.

Memorial Services will be held on Saturday, January 19, 2008 at 3:00 p.m. at McCommons Chapel in Greensboro, GA with Rev. Ira McKeever officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 3715 Northside Parkway, Building 400 Suite 300, Atlanta, Georgia 30327 or Hunt of a Lifetime, 6297 Buffalo Rd., Harborcreek, PA 16421. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at to sign the online guest register.

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Todd and Wyndi Damato
   Posted Wed January 16, 2008
Ginger and Family - We were sorry to hear about the passing of your Dad. Please know you will be in our thoughts and prayers.

Shaw and Gill Braddy
   Posted Wed January 16, 2008
Ginger, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. We love you! Shaw and Gill

Bryan Persell
   Posted Wed January 16, 2008
Rob, I am so sorry to here about Bob. My thoughts are with you and your family. I always really liked your Dad and was always thankful for the time he spent helping me when I started at Mayer. Bryan

glenn and diane slaton
   Posted Wed January 16, 2008
Sharon, Rob & family, We are so very sorry to hear of Bob's passing. We thought a lot of him & will miss him. We don't know how he must have suffered but take comfort in that he's with our Heavenly Father & there's no more pain or suffering for him. We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers, knowing the days ahead will be tough ones but taking one day at a time, even moment by moment, and allowing God to guide you you will come through it all. So much we don't understand this side of heaven but we accept it and one day we will know all about it. Sincerely, Glenn, Diane & Brianna

russel phillips
   Posted Wed January 16, 2008
May God give you comfort in your time of grief.

Sharon Pharr
   Posted Thu January 17, 2008
Rob, You are in my prayers, he was a lucky man to have you for a son. I'm sorry for your family's loss.

Mary Nell Mason
   Posted Thu January 17, 2008
Just learned of Bob's passing. I am so sorry to hear of his loss. He was my first cousin. Although our lives led us in different directions he was always in my thoughts. Mary Nell Mason

Breakstone Family
   Posted Fri January 18, 2008
Our deepest sympathy to the family. Love, Gayle, Ron, Nina and Dean

Joe & Sue Vollero
   Posted Fri January 18, 2008
Ginger, Sharon and family: Our sympathies and prayers are with all of you during this time. We hope that your hearts will be filled with the fond memories you all have shared with your Dad and know that God is watching over him and all of you. Ginger know that we are always here for you and you will always have a special place in our hearts. Joe & Sue Vollero

Gayle and Bob Hollis
   Posted Sat January 19, 2008
Our deepest sympathy and condolences are extended to the entire Jackson family for the loss of Bob. Rob take great comfort and strength in the fact that he loved you. He always enjoyed life to the fullest extent and was a family oriented person. Let us celebrate the happiness he brought to this earth and all those around him. May his soul rest in peace. Rob we love you. Mom and Bob

O''Neal Coker
   Posted Sun January 20, 2008
Sharon, we are so sorry to hear about Bob. We know how hard it has to be for all of you, but remember he isn't suffering and is in a better place. We thought the world of Bob and of you. He was one good hunting buddy! You, Rob and the rest of the family will be in our thoughts and prayers. Love O'Neal & Diane

Joyce Stradley
   Posted Tue January 22, 2008
Rob, I want to let you know that I have had you in my prayers. It is the hardest thing to face the next days when you lose someone you loved so much..even though you find comfort knowing he is not in pain anymore, you still will miss him so much. I hope you find strength in your good memories to get you through this. I would like to extend my condolences to your entire family. God Bless. Joyce